Social Evaluation & Custody

What is a Social Evaluation and How is it Used to Determine Custody? If the court is making decisions that will impact your children, it’s scary - no matter the situation. However, if you’re getting divorced and you and your former spouse can’t agree on how you’ll share parental responsibility, the court will step in. Before deciding on a custody arrangement, the court may need more facts...

How are Your Child Support Payments Determined in California?

Child support can be a contentious subject for any separating couple. To make matters even worse, calculating child support in California isn’t easy. In fact, the formula the courts use to determine a parent’s monthly payment is so complex that the state requires a computer program to complete it. If you think there’s been an error in your or your ex partner’s child support calculation,...

What Should You Know About the Difference Between Legal and Physical Child Custody?

While divorce always affects children, there are steps you can take to reduce the impact. Understanding different types of custody and their implications for your family is the first step to making good decisions for your children during and after divorce. Physical Custody In most cases, judges award joint physical custody, so children spend time living with both parents. The custody timeshare...